Category: Haiti

Growing up in Haiti, 1975

Commentary Recent headlines about Haiti have reminded me of my summer internship there in 1975. I “grew up” in Haiti, in the sense that I learned what it means to live in a police state. Before that, I lived in a cocoon of simplistic theory. My Ivy League education had taught me that America was the […]

Growing Up in Haiti, 1975

Commentary Recent headlines about Haiti have reminded me of my summer internship there in 1975. I “grew up” in Haiti, in the sense that I learned what it means to live in a police state. Before that, I lived in a cocoon of simplistic theory. My Ivy League education had taught me that America was the […]

Cash for Moise Killing Came From South Florida Man, Cops Claim. He Did Nothing Wrong, Lawyer Says

By Jay Weaver, Kevin G. Hall, Jacqueline Charles, and Antonio Maria Delgado From Miami Herald MIAMI—The rule of thumb in any good investigation is to follow the money. For Haitian police investigating the July 7 assassination of their president, the money trail partially runs through a little-known Ecuadorian emigre and a private lender who lives in Broward […]

3 Police Officers Arrested Over Haitian President’s Murder

Haitian police chief Léon Charles announced Tuesday four more formal arrests in connection with the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. Three of the arrests are police officers whose ranks Charles did not disclose. “There was infiltration in the police,” he said. “It happened with money.” Charles added that authorities are investigating who financed the operation, […]

Haiti Appoints New Prime Minister in Wake of President’s Assassination

PORT-AU-PRINCE—Haiti’s government on Tuesday formally appointed Ariel Henry as prime minister, nearly two weeks after President Jovenel Moise was gunned down in a murder plot that likely extends far beyond the Caribbean country’s borders. Henry assumed the role of de-facto leader of the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation in a ceremony in the capital Port-au-Prince, where […]

Haiti Awaits New Chief as Official Mourning Starts for Moise

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—While they await a new leader, Haitians are beginning a series of official ceremonies Tuesday to honor President Jovenel Moïse nearly two weeks after he was assassinated at home. The body of Moïse was to lie in state starting before dawn at the National Pantheon Museum in the capital of Port-au-Prince, officials said. He […]

Haiti’s Interim Prime Minister Joseph Says He Will Step Down

WASHINGTON—Claude Joseph, who has nominally led Haiti as acting prime minister since the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, said in a Washington Post interview published on Monday he has agreed to step down, handing power to a challenger backed by the international community. The announcement appears to end a power struggle in the […]

Haiti Faces Uncertain Future as Mourning First Lady Returns

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—Haiti’s political future on Sunday grew murkier after the surprise return of First Lady Martine Moïse, who was released from a hospital in Miami where she was treated for injuries following an attack in which the president was assassinated. Martine Moïse did not make any public statements after she descended a private jet wearing […]

Biden: US Will Protect Haiti Embassy, Won’t Send Troops

WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden said Thursday that the U.S. will bolster security at its embassy in Haiti following last week’s assassination of that country’s president, but sending American troops to stabilize the country was “not on the agenda.” Haiti’s interim government last week asked the U.S. and the United Nations to deploy troops to protect key […]

Colombian President Says Some Suspects Had ‘Detailed Knowledge’ of Haiti Plot

PORT-AU-PRINCE—Some of the former Colombian soldiers accused of involvement in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise went to Haiti to work as bodyguards, but others knew a crime was being planned, Colombia’s president said on Thursday. Haitian authorities have said Moise was shot dead at his home on July 7 by a group of assassins […]